Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder Wants to Put Broader Smiles on Drivers’ Faces

It’s the drop-top Huracan of choice for driving enthusiasts

Lamborghini has added a new version to the Huracan family at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spyder in rear-wheel-drive configuration.

It features the same powertrain as the Huracan RWD Coupe: a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 gasoline engine mated to the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch transmission with launch control.

The engine delivers 580 PS (572 hp) at 8,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. With 75 percent of torque already available at 1,000 rpm, the Huracan RWD Spyder is capable of stellar performance.

0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) is dispatched in 3.6 seconds, while top speed is 319 km/h (198 mph), thanks in part to a dry weight of 1,509 kg (3,327 lbs) and a weight-to-power ratio of 2.6 kg/PS. The 40/60 weight distribution (front/rear) helps reduce inertia on the front axle compared to the all-wheel-drive version.

Like the Huracan RWD Coupe, the Spyder features restyled front and rear ends with large front air intakes and a more pronounced rear diffuser area that incorporates two pairs of double exhaust tips. Other design highlights are the 19-inch Kari alloy wheels shod with Pirelli PZero tires exclusively developed for this car.

Inside, the RWD Spyder features the latest Lamborghini Infotainment System II with a 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel. As with the Huracan Spyder LP 610-4, the soft-top opens and closes at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph).

The rear-wheel-drive Spyder will be priced between the two- and four-wheel-drive coupe models and will be available worldwide from January 2017.